Department of Administrative Services

Respiratory Therapist (Per Diem) (6893DH)

$41.35-$41.35 Hourly / $2,894.50-$2,894.50 BiWeekly /
$75,546.45-$75,546.45 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state hospital or institution, this class is accountable for performing diagnostic testing and administering a full range of respiratory therapy with emphasis on the more difficult procedures.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives limited supervision from a Respiratory Therapy Supervisor or other employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May lead lower level respiratory therapy staff as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Administers more difficult types of therapy (i.e. mechanical artificial ventilation) and various basic types of respiratory therapy (i.e. intermittent positive pressure breathing therapy) and aerosol, sputum induction and postural drainage treatments; records treatments on patient charts; sets up, operates and monitors all ventilatory support; performs diagnostic testing for cardiopulmonary pathology including blood gas analyses and pulmonary function testing; participates in resuscitative efforts; cleans, sterilizes, assembles and performs minor maintenance on therapeutic equipment; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of equipment, procedures, techniques and terminology used in respiratory therapy and related diagnostic testing; considerable technical knowledge of cardiopulmonary physiology and pathology; interpersonal skills; considerable ability to work therapeutically with patients; ability to prepare written reports.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Successful completion of a two (2) year respiratory therapist program approved by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

Successful completion of a one (1) year respiratory therapy technician program approved by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association AND one (1) year of experience as a Respiratory Therapy Technician may be substituted for the General Experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain a license as a Respiratory Care Practitioner issued by the Connecticut Department of Public Health in accordance with the applicable Connecticut General Statutes.
  2. Candidates will be required to take a physical examination to demonstrate sufficient physical strength for efficient performance of duties.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and/or adjust equipment and patients; may have some exposure to communicable and/or infectious diseases and uncooperative or abusive patients; may be exposed to moderately disagreeable conditions.

APPOINTMENT

No permanent State Employee may work in a per diem position.

COMPENSATION GUIDELINES

Compensation will be based in accordance with the following schedule:

NP-6 Base Pay Hourly Rate                 

- Step 5 of Respiratory Therapist 

Fringe Benefit Rate 

- 37% of Base Pay Hourly Rate (Refer to the hourly wage rate for the DH pay plan in CORE-CT) 

Shift Differential 

- 15% of Base Pay Hourly Rate 

Weekend Differential 

- 15% of Base Pay Hourly Rate 

Premium Holiday Hourly Rate 

- 50% of Base Pay Hourly Rate 

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(17)-Laboratory/Scientific Services

BARGAINING UNIT

(10)-HEALTH NONPROF(NP-6)

EEO

(3)-Technician

SALARY INFORMATION

DH RT

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Respiratory Therapist (Per Diem) in Salary Group VR 99 approved effective September 10, 2012. (Revised to modify Salary Plan and Grade)

EFFECTIVE DATE

8/26/2013

CLASS: 6893DH; EST: 7/1/2009; REV: 8/26/2013;